Socialist Worker


Issue No. 1980

The Amicus union has called off a series of strikes set to begin at Birmingham International Airport on Thursday of this week. These were called as part of a campaign of industrial action after two workers were sacked.

The Amicus union had previously called off action over the Christmas period. But the union has been faced with intransigent negotiators who have dismissed its proposals.

The union will now enter into binding abitration.

Leaders of the unions representing workers employed by building contractor Laing O’Rourke at Heathrow Terminal 5 met on Tuesday of this week to discuss their next steps following votes by the workforce to strike over bonus pay.

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Sat 10 Dec 2005, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1980
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